SATURN – Strategy-compliant multimodal Routing

All the way to SATURN

The SATURN (StrATegy-compliant mUltimodal RoutiNg) research project is investigating how static and dynamic traffic and mobility data as well as traffic management strategies of municipalities, regions and states can be digitized, made available and linked across borders on a nationwide basis. The project is being carried out on a cross-border basis in the three pilot areas Munich-Upper Region, Stuttgart and Frankfurt RheinMain.
Traffic and the associated impact on people and environment are constantly increasing in Germany – especially in metropolitan and surrounding areas. There are already various options for actively directing and guiding traffic in larger cities and on motorways, which are increasing due to rising digitalization processes. The project SATURN attempts to implement the latest technical possibilities in guiding and directing traffic, thus enable the heavily affected surrounding communities to participate.

WHY is it important?
To reduce the impact on environment, larger cities already have traffic management strategies in place to guide users with better real time traffic information. However, the surrounding communities and rural areas lack these options since no traffic-relevant data for the control- and information-systems are available. Therefore, the project aims to create a system to collect data in the pilot areas in Munich, Stuttgart and Frankfurt and design traffic management strategies for various local authorities

HOW does it work?
The project aims to collect and maintain comprehensive traffic data and routing strategies in the pilot areas and make them available via the national access point to mobility services for leisure-, event- and commuter-traffic. In addition, a nationwide "strategy-compliant routing" is being developed that considers the data and strategies recorded in the pilot areas. With this, the project is making a significant contribution to the implementation of the EU regulations 2017/1926 and 2015/962 which require the mandatory provision of traffic data and strategies by all municipalities to traffic information services by the end of 2023.

WHAT do we do?
Our Consulting team plans the traffic strategies together with local authorities and our Geoservice Team is responsible for developing the routing services in each of the pilot areas.

Bundesweite Plattform
As part of the project, traffic data and traffic management strategies will be collected and processed throughout the three pilot areas and made available to mobility services via the Mobilithek. In this way, dynamic traffic management strategies of the public sector will be brought into line with information systems of private service providers.
The research project “SATURN” is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV) and the mFUND funding programme.
The research project “SATURN” is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV) and the mFUND funding programme.
Consortium managementZweckverband Kommunales Dienstleistungszentrum Oberland, Bad Tölz
Consortium partnerFraunhofer Institut für Verkehrs- und Infrastruktursysteme (IVI), Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt), Mobilitätsreferat der Landeshauptstadt München, Integrierte Verkehrsleitzentrale der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart, RIWA - Gesellschaft für Geoinformationen GmbH, ivm Region Frankfurt RheinMain, Trafficon GmbH – Consultants und Geoservices
Project duration01.2021 – 09.2023